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Charlee and the Stick Factory S 
Perils of Babylon S 
Sage Finds the Golden Stick S 
Shadowboxing S 
Shadows on the Earth S 
Solar Winds S 
Sun Burn S 
Totality S 

The Fortress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,700'
Location: 39.32525, -120.6488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mike carville on Feb 18, 2013

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Steep blocky cliff above Steel Monkey Wall (next terrace up). This area stays in the shade till late afternoon.

Getting There 

Steep blocky cliff above Steel Monkey Wall (next terrace up). Refer to main Emeralds page (Photos)

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fortress:
Solar Winds   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Charlee and the Stick Factory   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Sun Burn   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   
Shadows on the Earth   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Fortress
Rock Climbing Photo: Diana working through the roof traverse

Totality 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Fortress
Easier terrain below leads to a roof. Traverse perfect holds that split the roof's middle, then conquer a short mantle. Ignore the exposure as you work through sparsely featured slab into a tricky sequence that unlocks glory crimps before jugs....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 19, 2014
What is the name of the climb that is to the right of shadows on the earth?
By mike carville
May 28, 2014
no idea???
By John Robinson
From: Elk Grove, ca
Sep 18, 2017
It is "Sage Finds the Golden Stick". Just finished it

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